Kōrero: Wine

Selling wine by the no-licence boundary

Selling wine by the no-licence boundary

In 1908 laws were passed banning the sale of alcohol in electorates that voted for prohibition – these became no-licence areas. Corbans winery was located just inside the boundary of a no-licence area (marked by the railway). The family built a small depot across the railway track from their wine cellar and sold wine legally from it.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Wine - Industry in flux, 1910s–1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18344/selling-wine-by-the-no-licence-boundary (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 24 Nov 2008